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Author Bhatti, Shaila, 1975-

Title Translating museums : a counterhistory of South Asian museology / Shaila Bhatti.

Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, [2012]
©2012

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 UniM Bail  069.09549143 BHAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Critical cultural heritage series / University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications series ; v. 9.
Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Critical perspectives on cultural heritage.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index.
Contents 1 Museums in Translation: The Birth of the Museum in Colonial India 33 -- Ajaib Ghar 33 -- Museumisation of Colonial India: Making India Visible 51 -- A Central Museum for Punjab-A Baradari, an Exhibition, and a Jubilee 53 -- Lahore Museum in Indian Hands 74 -- Imperial Museum Spirit and the Trinity of the Lahore Museum 77 -- 2 Colonial Mementos to Postcolonial Imaginings: The Transformation of the Lahore Museum 83 -- A National Narrative for the Ajaib Ghar 83 -- Partition and Pakistan 86 -- Splitting Mementos 92 -- Trapped by the Colonial Shadow: Decolonising the Lahore Museum 101 -- Postcolonial Prescriptive: Personalities and Ideologies 112 -- 3 Museum Archons: The Habitual Discourse of the Lahore Museum 117 -- Material Archive 117 -- Lahore Museum's Museology 119 -- (Un)Socialised Museum: Habitual Discourse and Museopolitik 125 -- Tours, Texts, Lectures, and Quizzes 138 -- Archival Allure 142 -- 4 Visiting the Museum: Curiosity about the Ajaib Ghar 145 -- Wandering Visitors 146 -- Refusal of the Colonial Gaze 152 -- Zoo of Objects 157 -- Subjective Museum 160 -- Vernacularising the Lahore Museum 162 -- History and Cultural Heritage, but Not My Identity 182 -- 5 Nokta Nazar of the Lahore Museum's 'Audience' 189 -- Attractions and the Museum Spirit 190 -- Museum 'Eye' 194 -- South Asian Scopophilia 198 -- Have Museums Ever Been Modern? 224.
Subject Lahore Museum (Pakistan)
Museum techniques -- Pakistan.
Museums -- Pakistan -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9781611321449 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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